Kozara National Park

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Kozara National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Kozara National Park
Map showing the location of Kozara National Park
Location  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nearest city Prijedor
Coordinates 45°00′30″N 16°53′30″E / 45.00833°N 16.89167°E / 45.00833; 16.89167Coordinates: 45°00′30″N 16°53′30″E / 45.00833°N 16.89167°E / 45.00833; 16.89167
Area 175 km²
Established 1962
Governing body http://www.npkozara.com/

Kozara National Park (Serbian: Национални парк Козара) is a national park that was proclaimed a protected national forest in 1967 by Josip Broz Tito. It is situated between the rivers Una, Sava, Sana and Vrbas, in the Republika Srpska entity of BiH. These 33.75 square kilometers of dense forest and hilly meadows have earned the nickname 'Green Beauty of Krajina'.

Kozara is a popular hunting ground, with a large 180 square kilometers area of the park open to regulated hunting of deer, pheasants, foxes, boars, hares, and ducks.

A smaller part of the park is designated for nature lovers. Walking, hiking, biking and herb picking are among the many activities in Kozara.

Kozara was also a former battleground during World War II. The Partisans intimate knowledge of Bosnia's rough terrain gave them an advantage over the newly occupying Nazi Germans.

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